In this episode with the help of Dr. Bryan Dicken, Pediatric General Surgeon, 4th year medical student Alessia Gallipoli discusses one of the most common indications for emergency surgery in a young person – acute appendicitis.
After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:
Define appendicitis and understand its importance in the pediatric population
Recognize some of the challenges in diagnosing appendicitis in kids
Understand the risk of not diagnosing appendicitis quickly
Describe the common treatment options for appendicitis